View Full Version : Raw pack pork, 1st time (+ pics)

11-08-2011, 9:13 PM
I wanted to try a different method of canning called "raw pack". You take raw meat, cut to 1.5" cubes, drop into sterilized jar, add salt and bullion, screw on lid and process in the canner for the prescribed time (pints=75mins, Quarts=90mins). The raw pack method is much easier than cooking the meat rare, boiling broth, adding hot meat and boiling broth to hot jar and processing.

I followed these instruction here for the raw pack. (http://www.wvu.edu/~exten/infores/pubs/fypubs/wp400.pdf). It seemed simple enough so I followed the info and packed up some pork from costco.

A few pictures....

Sterilizing the jars

Cutting the meat

Adding salt, bullion and raw meat to jars (do not add any water, the meat juices up when it cooks)

Finished product (Ill report back tomorrow on the taste after lunch)

Good raw pack youtube on this

11-08-2011, 10:15 PM
What would be the shelf life of these?

11-09-2011, 12:35 AM
Within a year is the norm, two years on the outside if you were sure of your canning and sanitation skills. Others use a different schedule but to each their own. I personally enjoy fresh meat, but if the shtf comes I've got a few years of meat until the mutant livestock are mature enough to butcher ;)